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Midfielder Kearns leaves Carlisle United

The midfielder has left by mutual consent. Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle United midfielder Danny Kearns has left the club, after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

The 24-year-old signed on a two-year deal in July 2014, but went on to make just 12 appearances.

Danny is a great lad but he’s probably one of the players who hasn’t had as much opportunity to showcase himself as he would have wanted.

He was really unlucky with injuries when I first got here but his attitude throughout has been excellent. We’ve reached a compromise agreement which means he can now move on and hopefully further his career.

He wants to be playing football and his opportunities were limited here. I think this suits all parties and it goes without saying we wish him well as he moves on from Carlisle United.”

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United Manager

South of Scotland weekend football results

Get the latest South of Scotland football results. Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

South of Scotland weekend football results:

  • Abbey Vale 3 v 1 Heston Rovers
  • Crichton 3 v 6 Creetown
  • Dumfries Ymca 2 v 8 Newton Stewart
  • Mid Annandale 1 v 2 Edusport Academy
  • St Cuthbert Wanderers 10 v 2 Nithsdale Wanderers
  • Fleet Star 2 v 4 Upper Annandale
  • Wigtown & Bladnoch 3 v 2 Lochar Thistle

You can see the full league table here.

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Queen of the South host Rangers

it's a big weekend for Queen of the South. They host Rangers at Palmerston Park on Sunday.

The two sides are tied on points with both having three wins from their first three league games so far this season.

The Glasgow giants may have fallen on hard times in recent years but a visit from one of the biggest teams in Scottish football, particularly with the chance to go top at stake makes this a huge occasion for the Doonhamers

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Selkirk FC provides poetry in motion

Thomas Clark pens a poem Credit: ITV Border

The new poet in residence at Selkirk Football Club has already penned two poems about being a fan of the Lowland Football League club.

Thomas Clark says there is much more 'romanticism and poetry' in the smaller clubs, and they are a great inspiration for his writing.

Here are two of his poems:

Take Shelter

It’s Scottish Cup day in Selkirk

An aw things are richt;

The redness on the leaves like yon,

The shinin on the watter like yon.

Och, it is a perfect day,

A joke for the guyin o the cynic an the pessimist

Wha woke up sure it would be comin doon;

An no a clood in the sky, nor a drap on the breeze,

Hints at the troubles aheid.

– Thomas Clark

The Timin o the Run

Leavin the pub at hauf past two is plenty,

Take in the fine delights

O the river’s stroll tae Philiphaugh. How quiet it is. How the leaf-lined streets

Barely betray a passer-by.

Even when the rugby boys are at hame,

An their grund is dotted wi blue an red,

Whit guilty pleasure! Walkin on by their gate,

Like passin a rival kirk en route tae mass.

An so we dawdle, in oor watch-checkin way,

Pickin up pace as three comes near,

Turnin the corner at the cricket club

An steppin intae Yarrow Park;

An as the ref blaws his whistle

An the captain claps his hauns,

It’s as if the Souters

Have been stood there aw day,

Waitin for you tae show up.

– Thomas Clark
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